Assistant Underwriter – Cyber

General:
Job Title:                     Assistant Underwriter

 

Division:                     Underwriting Operations

 

Reports To:                 As per Beazley Org Structure

 

Key Relationships:      Underwriters, Brokers, Underwriting Assistants, UCO, and external clients and suppliers.

 

Job Summary:           

 

To provide support and assistance to Underwriters by reviewing new and renewal business, approving policy changes, and managing account activities throughout the underwriting process.

 

 

Key Responsibilities 

 

Underwriting Support

 

Undertake lower complexity tasks that have traditionally sat within Underwriting, that require a UAL in order to administer

Ensuring underwriting controls are present and completed within the agreed SLA for all risks that you have underwritten.

Triage submissions including Vulnerability scanning and Ransomware Application checks

Manual population of Beazley Quote Tools

Produce Quote Documentation as per the underwriting guidelines

Assist Underwriters with risk analysis, consistent with underwriting guidelines

Make underwriting decisions, within pre-defined limits and revenue thresholds

Confirm pricing and binding conditions are met

Attend underwriting training and meetings as appropriate

Other duties assigned from time to time

Establishing and developing broker relationships with stakeholders that consistently submit low complexity business to Beazley

Ensuring any delegated authority business is only underwritten via approval from Beazley when outside of the exception terms

Ensuring any underwriting decisions made that exceed your UAL are appropriately referred and signed off prior to binding.

Broker/Client Interaction

 

Provide professional service to brokers via email, telephone, and face to face

Serve as the first point of contact for customer inquiries during the account life cycle

Maintain and develop key relationships by responding to all client queries in a timely and accurate fashion

 

General

 

It is important that within all your interactions both internally and externally you adhere Beazley’s core values – Being Bold, Striving for Better, and Doing the Right Thing as they contribute to an internal environment of teamwork and promote a positive brand image and experience to our external customers.

 

We also expect Beazley employees to:  

Adopt the Beazley culture of Professionalism, Integrity, Effectiveness and Dynamic that contributes to an internal environment of teamwork and promote a positive brand image and experience to our external customers.

Comply with Beazley procedures, policies and regulations including the code of conduct.  Undertake training on Beazley policies and procedures as delivered by your line manager, the Culture & People development or assurance teams (compliance, risk, internal audit) either directly, via e-learning or the learning management system. 

Display business ethics that uphold the interests of all our customers.

Ensure all interactions with customers are focused on delivering a fair outcome, including having the right products for their needs.

Comply with any specific responsibilities necessary for your role as outlined by your line manager, the Talent Management or assurance teams (compliance, risk, internal audit) and ensure you keep up to date with developments in these areas. This may include, amongst others, Beazley’s underwriting control standards, Beazley’s claims control standards, other Beazley standards and customer relationship management.

Carry out additional responsibilities as individually notified, either through your objectives or through the learning management system. These may include membership of any Beazley committees or working groups.

 

 

Personal Specification

 

This role requires someone result focused, self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic. This role would be ideal for somebody with a professional approach to interact successfully with other clients, building relationships and an ability to negotiate with both internal and external parties.

 

 

Skills and Abilities

 

Fluency in English and other languages based on regional business requirements

Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

Accurate and numerate

Computer skills – good working knowledge of MS Office

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail

Effective communication skills (written, verbal, active listening)

Ability to manage time, meet deadlines and prioritize

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

Proven administrative experience, preferably within the insurance or financial services sectors

Proven background in accurate, high volume data entry

Underwriting Assistant experience is advantageous

Competencies

 

§  Achievement drive

§  Analytical thinking

§  Information seeking

§  Customer focus

§  Initiative

§  Collaborative

 

§  Problem solving

§  Detail oriented

§  Team working

§  Time management

§  Relationship development

§  Effective communication

 

 

Aptitude and Disposition

 

Result/outcome focused, self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic

Ability to negotiate with both internal and external parties

Professional approach to interact successfully with managers/colleagues/external suppliers

Team worker and also able to work on own initiative

Values continuous personal and professional development

Who We Are

Beazley is a specialist insurance company with over 30 years’ experience helping people, communities and businesses to manage risk all around the world. Our mission is to inspire our clients and people with the confidence and freedom to explore, create and build – to enable businesses to thrive. Our clients want to live and work freely and fully, knowing they are benefitting from the most advanced thinking in the insurance market. Our goal is to become the highest performing sustainable specialist insurer.

Our products are wide ranging, from cyber & tech insurance to marine, healthcare, financial institutions and contingency; covering risks such as the weather, film production or protection from deadly weapons.

Our Culture

We employ over 1,500 people globally, hosting a wonderful diversity of cultures, experiences and backgrounds. We are proud of our family-feel culture at Beazley that empowers our staff to work from when and where they want, in an adult environment that is big on collaboration, diversity of thought and personal accountability.

Our three core values inspire the way we work and how we treat our people and customers.

Be bold

Strive for better

Do the right thing

Upholding these values every day has enabled us to become an innovative and responsive organization in touch with the changing world around us – our ambitious inclusion & diversity and sustainability targets are testament to this.

We are proud to offer a flexible working environment, where our employees are able to work from the location that they consider most appropriate for the tasks they are undertaking. There will still be a requirement to attend the office based on business need, but our people are empowered to work with their teams to establish a model that works well for the individuals and for stakeholders.

Explore a variety of networks to assist with professional and/or personal development. Our Employee Networks include:

Beazley RACE – Including, understanding and celebrating People of Color

Beazley SHE – Successful, High potential, Empowered women in insurance

Beazley Proud – Our global LGBTQ+ community

Beazley Wellbeing – Supporting employees with their mental wellbeing

Beazley Families – Supporting families and parents-to-be

We encourage internal career progression at Beazley, giving you all the tools you need to drive your own career here, such as:

Internal Pathways (helping you grow into an underwriting role)

iLearn (our own learning & development platform)

LinkedIn Learning

Mentorship program

External qualification sponsorship

Continuing education and tuition reimbursement

Secondment assignments

Beazley SHE – Successful, High potential, Empowered women in insurance

Beazley Proud – Our global LGBTQ+ community

As a Beazley employee, you are provided access to our fantastic array of benefits. We are committed to offering employees and their families a comprehensive benefits package. Examples of some of our benefits include:

Lifestyle allowance

Commuting reimbursement

Free in-office lunch, daily

Six months parental leave

Sabbatical (after 10 years of service)

Retirement plan matching (varies by country)

 

Salary for this role will be tailored to the successful individual’s location and experience. The expected compensation range for this position is $50,000 – $60,000 per year plus discretionary annual bonus. You will be able to discuss your salary expectations should you be contacted about this role.

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